Hillsdale wins with passing attack


Alex Paiz (left) tries to avoid a tackler

Daniel Wang, Staff Writer

Alex Paiz (left) tries to avoid a tackler

One of the toughest challenges for a defense is an opposing quarterback having a great game, which is what the Carlmont Scots went up against.

Cole Carrithers, the quarterback for the Hillsdale Knights, was absolutely on point on Friday night, Oct. 26, as he threw for three touchdowns in a 30-14 win against the Carlmont Scots.

“Everybody did their job and I did my job,” Carrithers said.  “It was perfect.”

However, it was Carlmont that started off the game perfectly, with an opening 53 yard drive capitalized by a powerful touchdown run by Jesse Gifford to put Carlmont ahead, 6-0.

After the Knights a failed fourth down conversion at Carlmont’s one-yard line, things were looking bleak for Hillsdale.

Then the Knights forced a safety, making it 6-2, and Carrithers caught on fire. Figuratively.

Out of the three touchdown passes by Carrithers, two were to wide receiver John Paran from 5 and 14 yards out and one to Brandon Butcher from 37 yards out.

Carlmont got a bit of momentum back after a 21 yard touchdown pass from Derek Gomez to Tevita Takitaki, but Hillsdale’s A.J. Bernal put the nail on the coffin with a 24-yard touchdown run.

Carlmont coach Jason Selli said, “We caught them off guard with a nice touchdown run. We worked hard, but they played better than us.”

The Hillsdale Knights passed for 176 yards and ran for 225 yards, compared to Carlmont’s 142 rushing yards and 21 passing yards on one completed pass.

This was Hillsdale’s first win of the season (1-6, 1-3 PAL Lake). Next week, they play Mills on Friday at 7:00 pm.

Carlmont also moves to 1-6 but is without a win in league. Carlmont plays Capuchino on Friday at 2:45.